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California: Statute Prohibiting Self-Insurance by Temp Services Employers and Leasing Employers Upheld
Posted on 28 May 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A California appellate court has upheld the constitutionality of Labor Code § 3701.9, which generally prohibits temporary services employers (TSE's) and leasing employers (LE's) from self-insuring their workers’ compensation liability... Read More

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Self-Insurance Provisions
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

***WARNING: The following analysis is based on the 8/24/2012 version of SB 863. On 8/31/2012, the Legislature passed SB 863. Be sure to check the final version of SB 863 posted on the Legislature website.*** The proposed amendments in SB 863 to Labor... Read More

LexisNexis Provides Analysis of SB 863 California Workers' Compensation Reforms
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

LexisNexis experts provide in-depth analysis of key portions of SB 863: Medical Treatment Permanent Disability Liens Self-insurance Carve Outs Fee Schedules WARNING: These articles were based on the 8/24 and 8/27 drafts of SB 863. On... Read More

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Self-Insurance Provisions
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

***WARNING: The following analysis is based on the 8/24/2012 version of SB 863. On 8/31/2012, the Legislature passed SB 863. Be sure to check the final version of SB 863 posted on the Legislature website.*** The proposed amendments in SB 863 to... Read More

California Private Self-Insured Claim Volume Fell in 2009, But Average Claim Costs Continued Up
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

Private self-insured employers in California reported 10,463 fewer work injury claims in 2009 – a claim count that was down 11.2 percent from 2008 -- but their aggregate claim costs fell just 4.1 percent as the average amount they paid per claim... Read More

Workers Comp 20/20: The Future Of Self-Insurance And Other Alternative Risk Funding Options
Posted on 9 Nov 2010 by workerscompensation.com

St Louis, MO (CompNewsNetwork) - For years, companies have found alternative risk funding options for workers’ compensation to be an avenue that pays fruitful dividends in the short and long term. There are several options within the alternative... Read More

Sooner Rather Than Later: In the year 2020 Claim Control Will Begin Earlier in the Process
Posted on 27 Aug 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Sarasota, FL (CompNewsNetwork) – As more companies take on more risk through higher risk retentions (higher deductibles and self-insurance) they will likely become more interested in controlling their costs. The best way to do that is to TAKE CHARGE... Read More

Rising Medical Losses Drive Up California Public Self Insureds’ Workers’ Comp Costs
Posted on 21 Jan 2011 by California Workers' Compensation Institute

Despite a decline in the number of job injury claims reported by California public self-insured employers last year, for the fourth year in a row rising claim severity (average loss per claim), fueled by higher medical costs, drove up total workers’... Read More

CHSWC Report on Liens: A Response from the Insurance Industry
Posted on 12 Jan 2011 by Mark E. Webb

The following comments were submitted by Mark E. Webb, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Pacific Compensation Insurance Company, to Christine Baker at CHSWC: January 3, 2011 Christine Baker, Executive Office Commission on Health &... Read More

MN: New Captive Insurance Company Planned for Construction Industry
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Minnesota – The Star Tribune reports that David Bjorlund, the former head of The Builders Group (TBG), the state’s largest workers’ compensation self-insurance fund, has announced his plans to launch a new captive insurance company to... Read More

NY: SIIA Rejects New York Task Force Findings Regarding SIGs
Posted on 17 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SIMPSONVILLE, SC - The Self-Insurance Institute of America has denounced the findings of a task force created by the New York state Legislature concluding that all group self-insured workers’ compensation funds (SIGs) operating in the state should... Read More

TX: DWC Division Approves 16 Companies To Self-Insure For WC Claims
Posted on 13 Sep 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation (TDI-DWC) approved one initial application and fifteen renewals of the Certificates of Authority for companies to self-insure their workers’... Read More

CA: Home Improvement Self-Insured Group to Expand Membership to Other Types of Retailers
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Home Improvement Self-Insured Group has gained state approval to open its membership to other types of retailers, including drug stores, gift shops, and stores selling sporting goods, hobby and crafts, electronics, beauty supplies... Read More

TX: DWC Approves Renewal of Self-Insurance for 10 Companies
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

AUSTIN , TX - The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) approved the renewal of the Certificates of Authority for ten companies to self-insure for workers’ compensation claims for a one-year period under... Read More